A lot of Porschephiles might say they are not fans of the Porsche Cayenne. To some, the truck is an insult to the Porsche racing heritage; others say it is simply not right to have an SUV in the line-up of what is otherwise the most revered sports car company in the world. To all of you, I say hogwash.
The Cayenne GTS’s stats speak for themselves
- 405 HP
- 0-60 in 6.1 seconds
- Top Speed of 157 (with a curb weight of just under 5000 lbs)
- 21” wheels
Those are sports car like specs (well ok, not the weight part) if you ask me.
With Fifth Gear’s most recent review and comparison of the Porsche Cayenne GTS vs. the BMW X5, it is perfectly clear that the boys from Stuttgart have once again created a car (or in this case a truck) worthy of wearing the Porsche Badge.
Watch the video and see for yourself
The key points I took from this review were pretty simple, and I quote:
“The Cayenne looks and feels more expensive.”
“Leaving it in sports mode gives stiff dampers and no body roll for perfect on-track performance with faster throttle response.”
“It loves being chucked from left to right.”
Remember, this is an SUV we’re talking about. So, if I were a soccer mom (or more correctly if I were buying an SUV for my soccer mom wife) it seems quite clear that the Cayenne GTS would be at the top of the list.
Tomorrow we’ll be taking a look at one of my all time favorite cars; the Porsche 993 Turbo S. More specifically, we’ll be exploring the effects of a celebrity provenance (Jerry Seinfeld) on the value of a Porsche at time of resale.